Industrial Canal Lock Training Enters Second Year

February 2002

Worker training for residents of the 9th Ward that have direct impact form the widening of the locks in the Industrial Canal has been implemented for the second year. This year's requirement, testing, and interviewing were conducted during the month of February at several sites in the 9th Ward: St. Mary's of the Angels Catholic Church, Old Pathway Baptist Church, Sanchez Center, and St. David Catholic Church.

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Building Environmental Stewardship (BES) Seminar Addresses Environmental Justice and Environmental Sustainability

April 2, 2002

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice hosted its annual Building Environmental Stewardship (BES) seminar Tuesday, April 2, 2002. This year's topic was "A New Generation: Making A Difference in Environmental Justice and Sustainability."

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Brownfield and Training: An Opportunity for Community Revitalization Policy Paper

Written by: Donele Wilkins
In a fair and perfect society everyone born in the United States would have equal access to opportunities like well paying jobs to raise a family, adequate funding for education, purchase a house wherever they choose, breathe clean air and live in pollution free backyards. Regrettably, we don’t live in a perfect society and the reality for many in America is that the opposite is true.
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NIEHS' New Orleans Brownfields Minority Worker Training Program Completes 3rd Year

niehs_brownfields_minorityThe third year under the cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences  (NIEHS) will end August 31st. Under that agreement, Xavier University conducts worker-training programs in New Orleans, Atlanta, Baton Rouge and Shreveport in partnership with Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta), Southern University in Baton Rouge and Southern University in Shreveport.

The Greater New Orleans Brownfields Minority Worker Training Program (NOB3) graduated 16 young men April 23rd. Most of them received certification in General Construction from the Carpenter’s Apprenticeship and Training Program, Hazardous Waste Worker from Delgado Fire School, and Lead and Asbestos Abatement and Underground Storage Tank Removal from the Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund (Livonia, LA). Contact Information: Dr. Myra Lewis, 504-304-3321

The Sixteen Graduates were:

Lester Beatty
Nicholas Coker
Damon Johnson
Darryl Robinson
Alvin Bentley
Reginald Garner
John Johnson
Darryl Rounds
Ta'Ron Brown
Anthony Jacobs
Johnnie Johnson 
Cedrice White
Charlomas Coker Kenneth Jefferson Renard Price Roy Young